TUES­DAY STATE OF PLAY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, 7FLIX Though pitch­ing it­self as a punchy political thriller – which it is for much of its run­ning time – State of Play is re­ally I Am Leg­end for print jour­nal­ists. Rus­sell Crowe plays the last good in­ves­tiga­tive reporter left in a news­pa­per world over­run by zom­bie bloggers. With a sixth sense for what makes a good story great, Crowe’s rum­pled writer un­cov­ers a con­spir­acy that will rock the foun­da­tions of US pol­i­tics and big busi­ness. Com­pressed and remixed from the bril­liant Bri­tish TV minis­eries of the same name, this is a smart, slick and highly en­gross­ing who­dunit. A timely re­minder that hard news is hard work.

★★★

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